Cadillac, is a division of U.S.-based General Motors Company (GM) that markets luxury vehicles worldwide. Its primary markets are the United States, Canada, and China, but their branded vehicles are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide. Historically, these automobiles have always held a place at the top of the luxury field within the United States.
History of Cadillac
Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in America only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company in 1902, almost 9 years before Chevrolet. It was named after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe who founded Detroit, Michigan. The crest is based on his coat of arms.
After a dispute between Henry Ford and his investors, Ford left the company along with several of his key partners in March 1902. Ford’s financial backers William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen called in engineer Henry M. Leland of Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Company to appraise the plant and equipment in preparation for liquidating the company’s assets. Instead, Leland persuaded the pair to continue manufacturing automobiles using Leland’s proven single-cylinder engine. A new company called the Cadillac Automobile Company was established on 22 August 1902.